Al Qaeda in Yemen Taking Advantage of ‘Arab Spring’ Fallout. Al Qaeda in Yemen is focused on attacks outside of the region, and as the Arab Spring unfolded across the Middle East the terror network’s most active and lethal affiliate took advantage of the political instability to further expand its operations in Yemen, senior Pentagon officials say. We are more concerned today than we were in December 2009,” a defense official said, referring to the failed underwear bomb attack by the Al Qaeda affiliate on Christmas Day.
The group, also known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, has found a way to pursue both its regional goals of establishing an Islamic state along with its external operations. “They are not seen as mutually exclusive,” the defense official added. As for the American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (Imam), who is believed to be hiding in Yemen, a defense official says he is “involved in efforts to launch transnational attacks (against the USA).”
“AQAP is certainly among our biggest concerns from a counter terrorism perspective,” Matt Olsen, the new head of the National Counterterrorism Center told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday. “It has shown itself to be – to have both the intent and capability of carrying out attacks against the United States in the homeland.”
Olsen told senators that al-Awlaki, has also been the driver of the group’s strong propaganda targeting U.S. citizens and western European. The group’s “Inspire” magazine on the web – with its slick graphics – is a lifestyle magazine for would-be jihadists.
“The actual issues of Inspire Magazine have included step-by-step bomb making instructions,” Olsen said. “One of the biggest concerns about the nature of the information is it’s quite basic. It’s easy to follow. It’s not – it doesn’t require someone to be particularly sophisticated to follow these instructions.”
FBI Director Robert Mueller said the new digital jihad that relies on social networking and the web is hard to counter. “While we have the tools (to shut down jihad websites), the likelihood, the possibility of eradicating ‘Inspire’ from the Internet, understanding it’s not just the United States but every country around the world, is virtually impossible,” he said. “And to the extent that we have some capabilities to address that, it's something we probably ought to talk about, not necessarily in open session.” MORE FROM THIS SOURCE....
Anwar Awlaki Tied to British Terror Plot. Awlaki’s “Inspire Magazine” Published by American Samir Khan Found in Suspects’ Homes. Cops found two issues of “Inspire” magazine Al Qaeda in Yemen’s version of a lifestyle periodical in suspects homes. Terrorist Dirtbag Samir Khan From Charlotte NC Releases Inspire Magazine #3 “Operation Hemorrhage” in Yemen. The U.S. government has a shoot to kill contract on Anwar al Awlaki, Samir Khan should also be considered as a target.
Anwar al-Awlaki Was Linked to Ziyad Khaleel in Orlando and Muneer Arafat in Sarasota Fl. Anwar al-Awlaki, Ziyad Khaleel and Muneer Arafat had all been fund raisers for the "Holyland Foundation" which was shut down for it's links to Hamas. While in Denver Anwar al-Awlaki, was linked to Ziyad Khaleel at the same Mosque.
Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziaya Sadaqa was a procurement agent for al-Qaeda, he purchased and sent a satellite phone to Osama bin-Laden for use in the 1998 US Embassy Bombing in Africa. Muneer Arafat was the roomamte of Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziaya Sadaqa prior to Arafat coming to Sarasota Fl in the spring of 2000 where Muneer Arafat was the Imam or Chaplin at the Islamic Society of Sarasota & Bradenton until 2003.
Osama bin Laden al-Qaeda Agents in Sarasota Fl Were Imam Muneer Arafat And His Roommate Ziyad Khaleel. Muneer Arafat was the Imam at the Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB) Mosque from early 2000 to the end of 2003, he showed up just prior to Mohamed Atta and the rest of the 9/11 terrorists during June of 2000 in nearby Nokomis Fl. Imam Muneer Arafat quotes “I’m not opposed to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s goal of destroying Israel and replacing it with an Islamic state”. “Muslims need to stay unified, and they should support the Palestinian uprising known as the intifada”.
Sarasota Imam Muneer Arafat says convicted terrorist Sami Al-Arian tried to recruit him into a faction of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in 1988 but he was already a PIJ terror member with the Tamimi faction. Muneer Arafat also lied about being a US citizen, was the roomate of an al-Qaeda terrorist, Ziyad Khaleel aka Ziyad Sadaqa, solicitated funds for terror organizations and worked for the FBI as a paid confidential informant on a international stolen car scam out of Sarasota and Tampa Fl, a very busy boy.
Muneer Arafat, 47, said he had spent months and months talking to a Sarasota suspect in another case (stolen car scam shipped to Middle East) at the request of the FBI, which collected much of the evidence in the Al-Arian case, Muneer Arafat was paid $35,000 by the FBI.
Federal Bureau of Prisons results for Sarasota Imam Muneer K. Arafat, prisoner number 28523-044, not currently in custody, arrest date 11/27/02 Sarasota Fl (see his photo above), “Arafat said he once was deported for overstaying his visa but never was charged with any crime for lying on the voting application.” he said he twice registered to vote in St. Louis, once under his real name and once under a false name. He said he did not vote. So how did he get back into the USA ?
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